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Bush Questions Solvency of Social Security Trust

President Bush takes his Social Security tour to the Federal Bureau of Public Debt in West Virginia to illustrate his concerns about the program. The bureau holds U.S. Treasury bonds backing the $1.7 trillion Social Security trust fund, which Bush says represents "I.O.U.s" — not real money.

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David Greene is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, the most listened-to radio news program in the United States, and also of NPR's popular morning news podcast, Up First.